Thursday, May 3, 2012

Nigella's Chicken Schnitzel

I once heard an interview with Michael Caine on NPR where he recalled growing up with a somewhat opinionated and unenlightened father.  His father apparently refused to eat chicken as it was not a manly meat.  Whether it is manly or not, we eat a fair amount of chicken at our house, so I'm always looking for new ways to prepare it.  The other day, I stumbled on a recipe from Nigella Lawson for chicken schnitzel with bacon and white wine.

It's not really a proper schnitzel, but it did sound interesting, so I gave it a try.

The sauce looks mostly like bacon grease here, but there is wine in there!

The chicken was flavorful. I used a hickory smoked bacon for a smoky flavor and some Yellowtail Moscato, which added a touch of sweetness.   I also added a sprinkling of salt and pepper, which the recipe did not include.  The chicken itself was a little thick.  I had cut the breasts in half, but I think next time (if I am not too lazy) I will go the extra step and pound them into very thin pieces.

If you aren't afraid of unmanly meat, you can find the recipe on Nigella Lawson's website.


  1. his father would starve in my house!! the chicken looks delicious!! thanks
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  2. This looks really had me at bacon!

  3. that looks so good....we love chicken here, and bacon? yummmmmm

  4. I think chicken and bacon go so well together. I once saw Michael Caine in a bookshop while he was out here filming The Quiet American. I did stand there and stare but I didn't go up and talk to him and I certainly didn't ask him if he was able to eat chicken xx

  5. Lol, not a manly meat. That is priceless. That dish looks rather tasty though. You can't go wrong with anything including bacon.

  6. Bacon is always a winner in my house! This looks delicious! Yay! Another recipe to try!

  7. That looks so delicious!!! I don't think I've ever eaten schnitzel before so I wouldn't know a "proper schnitzel" if it bit me in the heiny. This looks wonderful. Bacon makes everything better, right? MMMM! And Moscato is my favorite wine.

  8. Mmm... my mouth's watering. Looks delicious! Maggie xx

  9. Looks delicious! As my husband says - add bacon to anything and it will taste great!


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